L'Eveil du Coeur [The Heart's Awakening], 1892
Oil on canvas, 62 7/8 x 43 5/8 inches (160 x 111 cm)
Critics and admirers agree: Bouguereau was a remarkably skilled painter. "He was a masterful technician," says paintings conservator Mark Leonard, who worked with Schaefer to bring the loans to the Getty. "Bouguereau had an incredible ability to manipulate paint, and I admire him."